The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration has selected Scotty Brooks, Jamie Lawrence and Chad Williams to judge the Celebration Fall Classic. The Fall Classic will be held November 2-4, 2023 inside Cooper Steel Arena.

Brooks will be making his first Fall Classic appearance but has judged The Celebration’s Spring Fun Show in 2006, 2010 and 2017 and judged the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration in 2017. Brooks has judged the Money Tree and Alabama Jubilee earlier this year.

Lawrence will be marking the cards for the first time at a Celebration event. He too judged a major fourth of July show at the Woodbury Lions Club. Lawrence also judged the FAST Spring Showcase earlier this year.

Williams will also be making his first Celebration appearance. Williams most recently judged the Columbia Spring Jubilee in June of this year.  Williams judged the Walking For Cancer and Classic in Belfast in 2022.

“We are excited to have these three gentlemen judge our Fall Classic.  We continue to want to use additional judges that have not previously judged for us and we also like to make sure we extend our reach so we were excited to be able to have judges that represent Alabama (Lawrence), Tennessee (Williams) and Kentucky (Brooks), said Celebration CEO Warren Wells.

Again, for the 2023 Fall Classic, the Celebration will construct a show ring within the Cooper Steel Arena to allow for ringside tables. These tables are a much-loved aspect of the Fall Classic and provide a close-up look at the action.

The tables will cost $1,500, come with eight seats, eight meal tickets per night, and this year will include an open bar. The tables also qualify for bronze-level sponsorship of the Fall Classic and parking passes. 

The show will be a triple-point Riders' Cup show and culminate with the Andy Adkins Memorial Youth Championship on Saturday night, which has been the tradition for the Fall Show. Again, this year the class sheet features the Debut classes for two-year-olds that have not shown in 2023, and the Celebration will again have one class for Mares and Geldings and one for Stallions. The prize money for the winner of both classes is $3,000 this year. Sponsorship remains available for both classes.

For more information about the 2023 Celebration Fall Classic visit or call the Celebration office at 931-684-5915.